We know (as discussed in a previous post) that you don’t learn to make sentences by memorizing them. Rather, you pick up on general word order patterns—
Grammatical categories (categories like ‘noun’, ‘verb’, ‘adjective’, etc.) may seem mundane, but they actually bring tremendous power to human language.
How many sentences (actual or possible) are there in the English language? And of these, what’s the longest?
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